In a Jiffy with Chef Vicky Ratnani

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You might have seen him on TV on one of his many gourmet shows, or sampled one of his mouth-watering recipes at the upscale Aurus. Here, Chef Vicky Ratnani whips up something easy
for our young readers to cook and enjoy

MUSHROOM CHEESE PAV

Ingredients
Mushrooms, chopped 150 gms
Green chilli, chopped 1
Coriander leaves (fresh) 5 gms
Onions, chopped 1 medium
Garlic 1 clove
Pav 2
Sliced cheese 2 slices

Preparation
Saute the onion, green chilli, garlic, and
sliced button mushrooms in a hot pan.
Cut the pav into halves and toast them on
one side.
On the other side of the pav, apply the mushroom mixture and sliced cheddar
cheese, and toast it till golden brown and crisp.
Serve hot.

WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MUSHROOMS
There are two kinds of people – those who like mushrooms and those who love mushrooms. People who happen to be indifferent to these delicious fungi, well, they don’t matter much. Mushrooms make salads and soups and various other delicacies much more scrumptious. These fungi not only appeal to our taste buds but also are quite nutritious.

FACTS
Mushrooms contain about 80 to 90 per cent water and are very low in calories.
They are an excellent source of potassium.
Mushrooms are a rich source of riboflavin, niacin, and selenium.
THE LATEST FINDINGS SHOW THAT WHITE BUTTON MUSHROOMS CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF BREAST AND PROSTATE CANCER.

Varieties
There are over 38,000 mushroom varieties today, both edible and toxic. In India, the most commonly available mushrooms are Button, but here’s a small sample of the most popular edible mushrooms you’ll see in the global market:
White or Button
Chanterelles or Girolle
Crimini or Italian Brown
Enoki or Enokitake
Shiitake

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